Steam games won't launch

Greetings,

I just did a fresh install and update of the latest rolling edition. I installed steam via:

pacman -S steam

Steam launches fine but after I download my games and try to launch them they don’t start.

Running 64-bit with proprietary catalyst drivers installed through the manjaro system settings hardware manager and they seem to be working fine.

I am a linux beginner but I can provide any info you need from a terminal if necessary.

Thanks for your help.

I launched steam from the command line and then tried to launch a game and here is the output which may be helpful. thanks:

Running Steam on manjarolinux 0.8.13rc1 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is disabled by the user
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)

(steam:1799): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “oxygen-gtk”,

(steam:1799): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “oxygen-gtk”,
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
[0529/231154:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(170)] Running without the SUID sandbox! See https://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/LinuxSUIDSandboxDevelopment for more information on developing with the sandbox on.
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(20150514174016)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1431625216)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(20150514174016)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1431729692)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steamwebhelper)/version(1431729692)
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/vgui2/src/…/vgui_surfacelib/FontManager.cpp (276) : Assertion Failed: descs.Count() >= 1
Assert( Assertion Failed: descs.Count() >= 1 ):/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/vgui2/src/…/vgui_surfacelib/FontManager.cpp:276

Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
crash_20150529231154_6.dmp[1825]: Uploading dump (out-of-process)
/tmp/dumps/crash_20150529231154_6.dmp
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/vgui2/src/…/vgui_surfacelib/FontManager.cpp (276) : Assertion Failed: descs.Count() >= 1
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/vgui2/src/…/vgui_surfacelib/FontManager.cpp (276) : Assertion Failed: descs.Count() >= 1
/home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam_rel_client_ubuntu12_linux/build/src/vgui2/src/…/vgui_surfacelib/FontManager.cpp (276) : Assertion Failed: descs.Count() >= 1
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
FillInMachineIDInfo took a total of 0 milliseconds
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)

** (steam:1799): WARNING **: Ignoring invalid property ‘route-data’

** (steam:1799): WARNING **: Ignoring invalid property ‘address-data’

** (steam:1799): WARNING **: Ignoring invalid property ‘route-data’

** (steam:1799): WARNING **: Ignoring invalid property ‘address-data’

** (steam:1799): WARNING **: Unknown device type 14
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)

** (steam:1799): WARNING **: Ignoring invalid property ‘route-data’

** (steam:1799): WARNING **: Ignoring invalid property ‘address-data’

** (steam:1799): WARNING **: Ignoring invalid property ‘route-data’

** (steam:1799): WARNING **: Ignoring invalid property ‘address-data’
crash_20150529231154_6.dmp[1825]: Finished uploading minidump (out-of-process): success = no
crash_20150529231154_6.dmp[1825]: error: HTTP response code said error
crash_20150529231154_6.dmp[1825]: file ‘’/tmp/dumps/crash_20150529231154_6.dmp’’, upload no: ‘‘HTTP response code said error’’
Generating new string page texture 2: 48x256, total string texture memory is 49.15 KB
Generating new string page texture 3: 256x256, total string texture memory is 311.30 KB

(steam:1799): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: gsignal.c:2451: signal ‘child-added’ is invalid for instance ‘0xf8af5060’ of type ‘GtkMenu’
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
Adding licenses for the following package(s): 0, 2481, 6098, 7209, 8109, 8450, 8451, 11071, 11135, 11144, 12517, 13054, 14521, 14683, 15606, 15818, 17523, 19094, 21327, 26432, 30219, 30616, 32179, 41612, 43879, 68387, 69418
roaming config store loaded successfully - 475 bytes.
migrating temporary roaming config store
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
Failed to init SteamVR because it isn’t installed
ExecCommandLine: “”/home/netrunner/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam" "
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
System startup time: 3.74 seconds
[0529/231158:ERROR:renderer_main.cc(212)] Running without renderer sandbox
Generating new string page texture 71: 64x256, total string texture memory is 376.83 KB
Generating new string page texture 72: 128x256, total string texture memory is 507.90 KB
Generating new string page texture 73: 32x256, total string texture memory is 540.67 KB
Generating new string page texture 74: 512x256, total string texture memory is 1.06 MB
Running Steam on manjarolinux 0.8.13rc1 64-bit
STEAM_RUNTIME is disabled by the user
Generating new string page texture 76: 128x256, total string texture memory is 131.07 KB
Generating new string page texture 77: 128x256, total string texture memory is 1.20 MB
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
ExecCommandLine: “/home/netrunner/.steam/root/ubuntu12_32/steam steam://open/driverhelperready”
ExecSteamURL: “steam://open/driverhelperready”
Generating new string page texture 84: 256x256, total string texture memory is 1.46 MB
Generating new string page texture 85: 384x256, total string texture memory is 1.85 MB
Generating new string page texture 86: 24x256, total string texture memory is 1.88 MB
Generating new string page texture 87: 8x256, total string texture memory is 1.88 MB
Generating new string page texture 90: 128x256, total string texture memory is 2.02 MB
Generating new string page texture 91: 1024x256, total string texture memory is 3.06 MB
CAPIJobRequestUserStats - Server response failed 2
Generating new string page texture 92: 256x256, total string texture memory is 3.33 MB
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1431729692)
Game update: AppID 209540 “Strike Suit Zero”, ProcID 1980, IP 0.0.0.0:0
ERROR: ld.so: object ‘/home/netrunner/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so’ from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object ‘/home/netrunner/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_64/gameoverlayrenderer.so’ from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64): ignored.

I’m not sure how pacman -S steam worked for you since there is no package named “steam” in the repositories. Besides, you would also need to use sudo for pacman to install anything on your system.

The Steam client is installed under Netrunner Rolling Edition (Manjaro) with the steam-manjaro package.

sudo pacman -S steam-manjaro

Thank you AjSlye. I tried sudo pacman -S steam-manjaro and games still won’t launch. Here is the output for that command:

warning: steam-manjaro-1.0.0.50-0.1 is up to date – reinstalling
resolving dependencies…
looking for conflicting packages…

Packages (1) steam-manjaro-1.0.0.50-0.1

Total Installed Size: 3.66 MiB
Net Upgrade Size: 0.00 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
(1/1) checking keys in keyring [#####################################################] 100%
(1/1) checking package integrity [#####################################################] 100%
(1/1) loading package files [#####################################################] 100%
(1/1) checking for file conflicts [#####################################################] 100%
(1/1) checking available disk space [#####################################################] 100%
(1/1) reinstalling steam-manjaro [#####################################################] 100%
If you are running x86_64, you need the lib32 opt depends for your driver - check that mhwd has it correctly set
If you are having problems with the steam license, remove .steam and .local/share/Steam
Library issues can be fixed with the Steam cleaning launcher
Native (local) library mode is having issues with the SSL certificate atm

Yes, if your running on a 64 bit system then you’ll need to install the lib32 for your diver.
What graphics do you have Nvidia, ATI, Intel or a hybrid?
If it’s Nvidia, ATI or a hybrid are you using the proprietary (non-free drivers) or the opensource (free drivers)?

I’m using an ATI card with the proprietary drivers installed.

I installed the proprietary driver through the Manjaro built-in driver install.

How do I install the lib32 for an ATI card if that’s what I need to do?

thanks

sudo pacman -S lib32-opencl-catalyst lib32-catalyst-utils

I ran this command and it looks like they were already installed?

I tried to launch a steam game but they still won’t launch. Any other ideas? Thanks for your help.

warning: lib32-catalyst-utils-15.200-1 is up to date – reinstalling

resolving dependencies…
looking for conflicting packages…

Packages (2) lib32-catalyst-utils-15.200-1 lib32-opencl-catalyst-15.200-1

Total Download Size: 28.66 MiB
Total Installed Size: 180.28 MiB
Net Upgrade Size: 109.54 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
:: Retrieving packages …
lib32-opencl-catalyst-15.200-1-x86_64 28.7 MiB 1036K/s 00:28 [#####################################################] 100%
(2/2) checking keys in keyring [#####################################################] 100%
(2/2) checking package integrity [#####################################################] 100%
(2/2) loading package files [#####################################################] 100%
(2/2) checking for file conflicts [#####################################################] 100%
(2/2) checking available disk space [#####################################################] 100%
(1/2) installing lib32-opencl-catalyst [#####################################################] 100%
Using default
Default lib32 support: true
xorg configuration symlink valid…
libGl and libglx symlinks valid…
==> use mhwd-gpu to set catalyst as default: ‘mhwd-gpu --setgl catalyst’
Optional dependencies for lib32-opencl-catalyst
opencl-headers: headers necessary for OpenCL development
(2/2) reinstalling lib32-catalyst-utils [#####################################################] 100%
Using default
Default lib32 support: true
xorg configuration symlink valid…
libGl and libglx symlinks valid…
==> use mhwd-gpu to set catalyst as default: ‘mhwd-gpu --setgl catalyst’

Not really, I’m not much of a gamer and all my machines are Intel only.
Have you searched the Manjaro forums for your issue yet?
https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php